The Tanzania Working Group is led by Dignity Kwanza – Community Solutions, a non-profit organization with a mission to serve refugees, marginalized and vulnerable populations in Tanzania. The working group includes esteemed scholars from the University of Dar es Salaam, practitioners from Tanganyika Christian Refugee Services (TCRS), Oxfam in Tanzania, and Relief to Development Society (REDESO).
- Foster locally driven research on factors affecting refugee protection and solutions.
- Promote effective use of evidence-based research to inform decision making, policies, and practices in refugee protection.
- Combat myths and perceptions around refugees.
- Enhance collaboration among CSOs, Universities and other stakeholders in working together to find solutions to protection challenges.
- Improve CSOs’ capacity to respond and engage in refugee protection locally, regionally, and globally.
- Support emerging scholars who are studying refugee and forced migration issues.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Opportunities and Challenges for Localization of Humanitarian Action in Tanzania
Merve Erdilmen, McGill University Witness Ayesiga Sosthenes, University of Dar es Salaam The idea of strengthening local humanitarian actors’ capacities, and access to funding and information, as well as making local non-governmental organizations essential partners in strategic decision-making processes, has been around globally since the early...
Monday, April 6, 2020
The Increased Vulnerability of the Refugee Population to COVID-19 Within Tanzanian Refugee Camps
By Faith Mario Mjalilla This year’s World Health Day comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping the globe and putting millions of lives at risk. It’s important to highlight that refugees are more vulnerable to infection due to their precarious living conditions in camps. As the world continues its attempt to...
Monday, March 16, 2020
Tanzania’s National Legal Framework for Refugees
In the summer of 2019, Leonard Chimanda, a Masters candidate of Laws in Migration and Refugee Law at the University of Dar es Salaam and Stéfanie Morris, a researcher at the University of Ottawa were tasked to evaluate whether there are gaps in Tanzania's current national legal and regulatory framework. Discrepancies between international law...